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Child Car Seats Reviews (4 to 12 years or up to 72 lbs.)

While looking for a child car seat you have to consider many factors like: weight, easy or difficult mounting in the car, seat padding and general seating position and the most important factor: safety, of course.

FDM (Federation of Danish Motorists) has released their yearly child car seats reviews with focus on security. The performances you get from these seats are generally good with a few fallouts in-between.

Below are the results of this year’s car seat tests and a small review of each car seat.

Child car seats - weight up to 72 pounds (4 to 12 years)

  1. Cybex Solution X2
    Mounting: forward-facing. Quality car seat, the best in its class. Doing well in the test security disciplines. Easy adjustment of straps for the child. Easy to mount. Small risk of installation errors. Very good padding and protection of the child's legs. Moreover, comfortable sitting position. The child's vision is limited by the chair. Easy to remove and clean the cover, this is of good quality. Please note that for the chair to be the most stable, it may be necessary either to remove or turn the car's headrest.

  2. Jané Montecarlo R1
    Mounting: forward-facing. Quality car seat. The chair can be fastened firmly and provides especially good protection against side impacts. Easy to install and with little risk of installation errors. Good seating comfort and good visibility from the chair. Moreover, also the child's legs have good protection. Chair covers can be easily removed and washed. The test revealed however, minor occurrences of harmful substances, which pulled down the overall assessment.

  3. Maxi Cosi RodiFix
    Mounting: Forward-facing. Well-known quality car seat. Easy to install and easy to fasten the child. Low risk of incorrect installation. The chair is good and stable. In addition, the child's legs have good protection. Comfortable seating position and good visibility from the chair. Hard to clean the chair. The chair cover is of very good quality.

  4. HTS Besafe iZi UP X3 Fix
    Mounting: Forward-facing. Car Seat in good quality. It’s easy to install and securing the child is easy. Very low risk of incorrect installation. Provide very good protection of the child's legs and seat cushion are of very good quality. From the chair, the child has however, limited visibility, and the seating position is uncomfortable. Easy to remove and wash the cover.

  5. PEG Perego Viaggio 2/3 Surefix
    Mounting: Forward-facing. Generally good and very lightweight quality car seat. It’s easy to install and there is low risk of installation errors. The Seat padding is hard. The chair provides good protection for the child’s legs. Seating position is good and the view from the chair also good. Cover can be easily removed and washed. Please note that for the chair to be most stable, it may be necessary either to remove or turn the car's headrest.

  6. Graco Logico LX Comfort
    Mounting: forward-facing. Very lightweight car seat (3.6 kg); for the older children who do not need so much space. In addition, it provides good head support, but shows weaknesses in both frontal and side impact crash collision tests. It’s also not completely stable when attached to the seat. Low risk of incorrect assembly and with good instructions. Easy to secure the child. The chair is very narrow, but offers good seating comfort, and the child's vision is good. The chair has good padding. The cover is machine washable and easy to remove. The test reveals minor discoveries of harmful substances. Please note that to make the chair most stable, it may be necessary either to remove or turn the car's headrest.

  7. Safety 1st Travel Safe
    Mounting: forward-facing. Very lightweight car seat with minor security weaknesses. Is not suitable for tall children. Installation is easy and quick with a low risk of installation errors. Ideal posture and the child have very good visibility. Cover appears with good finish. Easy to remove and wash. Please note that for this chair to be most stable, it may be necessary either to remove or turn the car's headrest.

  8. Recaro Monza Nova Seatfix
    Mounting: Forward-facing. Lightweight car seat. Quick and easy to mount and secure a child. In addition, low risk of installation errors. Good space for the child in the seat, which also offers good protection of the child's legs. In addition, good view from the chair. Please note that for this chair to be the most stable, it may be necessary either to remove or turn the car's headrest. The cover, which has a very good finish, can be easily removed and washed. This chair is performing best in several of the test disciplines, but at the same time contains the highest amount of harmful substances, which pulls down.

  9. Recaro Young Sport
    Mounting: forward-facing. Car Seat below average. The child has good head support, but the chair shows weaknesses in both frontal and side impact collision tests. The attachment to the car seat is unstable. The chair comes with inner belts that are to be used from 18 pounds up to 36 pounds. Low risk of incorrect assembly using the easy readable manual. However, it can be difficult to secure the child in the chair. Good cushioning and excellent seating comfort. Visibility to the sides is limited. Cover is easy to remove and can be machine washed. The test revealed findings of harmful substances. Please note that for the chair to be most stable, it may be necessary either to remove or turn the car's headrest.

  10. Easycarseat Inflatable
    Mounting: forward-facing. Poor car seat, that performs poorly in the test. Especially the security disciplines are too much a challenge for this seat, why buying is discouraged. Easy to mount and securing the child. Low risk of incorrect installation. From the chair, the child has good visibility. Poor posture and requires a lot of space in the car.

Source: FDM.dk

Also check out infant car seats reviews (0 to 18 months or up to 26 lbs.) and toddler car seats reviews (9 months to 4 years or between 18 to 36 lbs.)

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